VIDEO-John Oliver Travels to Russia to Tell Edward Snowden It’s All About the ‘Dick Pics’ | Mediaite

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver revealed that he traveled to Russia to interview former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — yes, that Edward Snowden. Now, such an interview is not an easy “get.” In fact, the last high-profile journalist to secure an interview with Snowden was NBC’s Brian Williams, so this was a big surprise.

Upon Snowden’s entrance into the room (albeit, a bit late), Oliver jokingly called him “the most famous hero and/or traitor in recent American history.” In the interview, which aired in full on Sunday’s episode, Snowden said he misses his family and his country — and yes, even Hot Pockets.

Snowden reiterated his warnings against overarching government surveillance, to which Oliver countered that “Americans do not give a sh*t about foreign surveillance.” To prove that point, he played a video of random people who were asked about Snowden, many of whom could not accurately say who he is. Snowden laughed throughout it.

Oliver delved into the tricky technical terms of surveillance, urging Snowden to raise hell about “d*ck pics” and “junk” in an effort to get average Americans to care about the NSA’s surveillance capabilities. According to Oliver, people are “terrified” that the government would be able to see naked pictures of random Americans.

“Well, the good news is there’s no program named, ‘the d*ck pic program,’” Snowden said. “The bad news is, they are still collecting everybody’s information, including your d*ck pics.”

Snowden admitted he never thought about explaining the dangers of government surveillance by putting in “in the context of your junk.”

Watch the full interview below, via HBO:

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